My father once pointed out to me that Christ warns us against putting our faith in princes. The bishops, the princes of our church, have now proven the wisdom of that teaching. I will never trust them again.
The Anglican church had its origins in separation from a world-wide body whose dogma and actions had become unacceptable. Now a small majority of Canadian bishops have cravenly yielded to the threats of some clergy in far-off lands with different cultures, different values in regard to the role of women and the Christian love that seeks church blessing. Fearful that these churchmen might be cross with us, we have discarded principle and adopted hand-wringing subservience.
We should be true to our own belief, our own nation, our own theological interpretation and our own Canadian culture. Our Canadian interpretation of Christ's teaching is fully and wholly consistent with Christianity and that was accepted by a majority of General Synod. The bishops have imposed their will. It is now up to the people to make it clear to the bishops that they have made a grave error in judgement. Unity is a virtue, but there is a limit to the price to be put upon it.
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|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2007|
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